One Does Not Apologize for a Racist Regime - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Millard Fillmore
    • 28.01.11 | 12:52 (IST)

    Israel is a democracy only for a portion of those who live within its sovereign territory. Others are systematically denied suffrage, movement, economic opportunity, even healthcare. South Africa was such a democracy. The international community opposed apartheid without delegitimizing anything more than apartheid. Likewise, I can protest Israeli racism without opposing Israel. Israeli citizens opposed to Israeli racism should welcome a boycott since they appear powerless to stop it. Did Hamas smash hope in Gaza, or was it the Israeli blockade? I don't need to draw comparisons with Nazi Germany. Mainstream conservative voices in Israelis who talk of death camps for Amalekites have done so for me.

    from the article: One doesn't boycott the only free society in the Mideast
    First published 03:10 28.01.11 | Last updated 03:10 28.01.11
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